The menu at Casa Oaxaca shows its southern roots through its variety of mole sauces and seafood ingredients. Start a meal that's a far cry away from dry, boring nachos with an appetizer of panuchos de pulpo (fried tortillas filled with black beans and topped with octopus escabeche, $8), queso fundido con chorizo (flambéed Oaxacan cheese with sausage, $11), or tamal Oaxaqueño (chicken and mole steamed in banana leaves, $8). Delve deeper into the depths of Oaxacan cuisine with mole amarillito con chochoyotes (yellow mole, chicken breast, and masa dumplings, $17), mole verde con costillas de puerco (pork ribs and green mole, $17), or arrachera Oaxaqueña (grilled beef steak, black beans, scallions, and rice with guacamole, $17). For a lighter endeavor in culinary audacity, have an order of tacos ($12) with your choice of fish, lamb, pork carnitas, arrachera, or vegetable fillers. Finish up with some traditional or chocolate flan or churros with Mexican caramel and vanilla ice cream ($6).